Visual toolbox for system innovation

System innovation and Climate Change addresses practitioners’ demand of adaptable and flexible tools easy to transfer to their challenges and problems.

Practitioners are targeted as users of practice-base knowledge who carry on activities in SMEs, applied research, NGOs as well as local and regional governments.

The learning approach is based in modular elements and blended format which, in practice, facilitates more horizontal interactions to work on challenges related to problem owner’s competences.

Active blended means that practice-based knowledge is introduced by the application of tools on the users’ cases as part of a problem-solving process. The tools are introduced by practitioner-oriented explanations through a multi-format learning platform.

The Visual toolbox booklet

“Visual toolbox for system innovation” is a booklet-format collection of ready-to-implement tools to structure and manage the challenges and exploit opportunities of sustainability innovations and transitions.

The tools are presented in a simple and visual approach with the purpose of supporting practitioners’ every-day work on climate change, transition and system innovation.

Download the Visual toolbox here

De Vicente Lopez, Javier and Matti, Cristian (2016). Visual toolbox for system innovation. A resource book for practitioners to map, analyse and facilitate sustainability transitions. Transition Hub Series. EIT Climate KIC, Brussels 2016. ISBN 978-2-9601874-1-0

The eLearning material

Multimedia eLearning nuggets has been developed as part of the blended approach. they are aimed to contribute to the design and implementation of trainings and capacity building process.

Access to the EIT Climate KIC eLearning portal: System Innovation 

Academic presentations

  • European Conference on Education 2016 (UK)
  • Future of Education conference 2017 (Italy)

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Network mapping, participatory methods & Urban Socio-Technical systems

Poster IST 2015 MethodsCristian Matti and Fred Steward

Transition cities project

This study provides analytical evidence on new practices to transform the policy agenda in European cities. We carry out a participatory method approach to facilitate a process of mapping socio technical system and enable cities to articulate better their needs and challenges.

We run several rounds of networks analysis based in real projects data gathered in workshops through collaboration between actors and researchers as part of the Transition Cities project funded by the Europe’s Climate-KIC initiative. This exercise illustrates the combination of science and practice in the search of a more coordinated model to signal the market opportunities for co‐creation of low carbon innovative products and services. The preliminary results of this study have been presented in the following academic conference during 2015:

International Sustainability Transitions Conference 2015 – Sustainability Transitions and Wider Transformative Changes: Historical Roots and Future Pathways

University of Sussex, Brighton 24-28 August 2015

Qualitative and Mixed Methods in Research Evaluation and Policy Workshop

Brunel University London, 1-2 October 2015

EU-SPRI Early Career Researcher Conferences (ECC)

IRCRES Rome, 14-16 October 2015

Poster presentation

Transition Cities project of Climate KIC to collaborate in the search of methodologies to facilitate the analysis of opportunities on environmental project from a socio-technical perspective through a co-creative collaboration between actors and researchers (transdisciplinary research).

Diverse perspectives on knowledge creation in the Spanish Innovation System

Diverse perspectives on drivers and hampering factors for the creation of knowledge in organizations: an approach to the Spanish Innovation System.

Cristian Matti & Rodrigo Martinez Novo

OLKC 2012  International conference on organizational learning, knowledge and capabilities

Valencia 25/27 April 2012

This Paper was developed as part of the PICK ME project. It was the first exercise on discourse analysis by using Atlas.ti software. We have explored the discussion bettwen scientist, entrepreneurs and government official coming from a debate on system of innovation.

Methodologically, we applied interpretative repertoire to track the connection between different ideas and value systems. The paper reveals some interesting insight on the culture of innovation and the rationale behind the use of policy instruments to foster innovation but especially at regional level

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Link to conference program: http://www.olkc2012.com/detail-program/89.html

Program.

Policies for shaping consumption patterns on energy efficiency

Innovations for sustainability: policy opportunities focused on shaping consumption patterns on energy efficiency

1st Valencian Workshop on Efficiency and Productivity

Valencia 7 – 8 October 2010

This paper was based in one essay from my Msc in SPRU. It is my first attempt to explore the process of diffusion of environmental innovations by focusing in a portfolio of environmental policies. I have applied the concept of eco-innovation to improve the understanding the different ways to influence determinants of consumption pattern but empirically I applied the case of huge US policy portfolio. It was a revealing exercise on policy studies at early stages of my Dphil project.

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Diversity, complexity and resiliency for sustainable transport systems

Diversidad, complejidad y transporte sustentable. ¿Qué factores e interacciones determinan un sistema resiliente?

XV Congreso Latinoamericano de Transporte Público y Urbano.
Buenos Aires, Argentina, 31 March – 3 de April 2009

This paper was based in one essay from my Msc in SPRU. I got fascinated with the definition of diversity explained by Andy Stirling and I tried to reframe my old ideas on transport system from a new socio technical point of view. It was my first paper in an international conference but also my first time explaining European approaches back In Argentina. Just small ideas and big experiences.

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Full paper (Spanish)

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